242 Spencer Construction Update

We are writing to share a brief update regarding the construction of new affordable homes at 242 Spencer Avenue. If you do not want to receive these emails, you can click here to unsubscribe. You can also find these regular construction updates on our website

What's happening on the site? 
As you may have seen, demolition of the French Naturalization Club building was completed over the past few weeks. We know that the demolition removal of debris from the site were loud and disruptive for the neighborhood, and we appreciate the patience neighbors have shown with this process.

This week, NEI General Contracting will work on removing the asphalt from the parking lots on the site. This process should take roughly one week. Starting next week, NEI will begin excavation on the site, in order to prepare for building the foundation of the new building. The excavation phase will take approximately one month to complete.

This work will involve heavy machinery on the site in order to move soil. NEI General Contracting will ensure that any soil stored on the site will be covered when not being actively used, in order to reduce dust. NEI will also continue to spray the site with water regularly to mitigate dust. 

What are the hours when construction can take place at the site? 
Under the City of Chelsea’s regulations, construction work can take place between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on weekdays, and between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. on Saturdays. No work may occur on Sundays.

We realize that, last Saturday October 14, work started earlier than these specified hours. This was a mistake on the general contractor’s part, and we have worked to clarify the allowed work times, and improve communication between the general contractor and any other subcontractors or workers on the site. The general contractor understands that they are not allowed to work outside of the City Chelsea’s approved hours.

Who can I call? 
If you have any questions or concerns about the excavation and construction, please reach out to NEI General Contracting at the numbers below:

                Site Superintendent, Cory Madore: 339-235-0753
                Project Manager, Alex Garcia-Mendoza: 781-885-3742

For general questions about the 242 Spencer development, please reach out to The Neighborhood Developers:

                Cassie Mann: 617-889-1375

We know that any construction project will impact those who live, work, and go to school nearby. Both NEI General Contracting and The Neighborhood Developers, as well as all workers at 242 Spencer, will work to mitigate the impacts that this project will have on your day-to-day lives. 

We will continue to provide regular updates throughout construction, at least once per month. If you have friends, family, or neighbors who would like to stay informed about the project, please share this message with them. You can also check out our project website, which will be another place to follow updates during construction.

Thank you for reading and for your patience as we work to bring affordable homes to Chelsea families!